Mehlville fire board seat among offices up for election as filing opens for April contest

Staff Report

Candidate filing will begin next week for the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors election April 2, along with municipal offices and school board positions.

Up for election are the seat on the MFPD Board of Directors held by Secretary Ed Ryan, along with Green Park mayor and aldermanic seats in Crestwood, Green Park and Sunset Hills, plus seats on the Lindbergh and Mehlville boards of education.

Filing will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, and continue through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The headline race will be the Mehlville fire board.

Mehlville Fire Protection District

One seat on the three-member Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors is up for election.

Secretary Ed Ryan could run for a third six-year term. He was first elected in 2007, and was re-elected in 2013. 

Crestwood

Five aldermanic seats will be up for election in Crestwood, a rare event spurred by Mayor Grant Mabie’s win in a special election Nov. 6. Aldermanic seats held by Richard Breeding of Ward 1, Mary Stadter of Ward 2, Greg Hall of Ward 3, Jerry Miguel of Ward 3 and board President Tony Kennedy of Ward 4 are up for election.

The seats carry three-year terms.

Grantwood Village 

Three trustee seats will be up for election in Grantwood Village. The three seats are currently held by Mark Kienstra, Rick Wagner and Kevin Kelso.

The seats carry two-year terms.

Green Park

The mayoral seat is up for election in Green Park. Mayor Bob Reinagel would be up for his fourth term. He was appointed to the post after the resignation of Mayor Tony Konopka in 2012 and then elected to two-year terms in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Aldermanic seats held by Michael Broughton of Ward 1, Tim Thuston of Ward 2 and Joe Monteleone of Ward 3 are up for election.

The seats carry two-year terms.

Sunset Hills

In Sunset Hills, aldermanic seats held by Dee Baebler of Ward 1, Steve Bersche of Ward 2, Nathan Lipe of Ward 3 and Mark Colombo of Ward 4 are up for election.

Bersche first won election in 2015 and was re-elected in 2017.

Lipe first won election in 2017.

Baebler was appointed to the board in 2010 and won election four times. The seats carry two-year terms.

Lindbergh school board

Lindbergh Board of Education seats held by Vice President Jennifer Miller and Treasurer Mike Tsichlis are up for election. The seats carry three-year terms.

Mehlville school board

Mehlville Board of Education seats held by Vice President Larry Felton and Kevin Schartner are up for election.

The seats carry three-year terms.

Schartner was elected for the first time in 2016. Felton was first elected in 2007 and would be serving his fifth term, equaling a record for longevity on the Mehlville board currently held by former board member Alex Lantos.